Today I heard these stories from four people I met:
1. A male in a loving relationship mentioned that last time he and her girlfriend were together they were not communicating very well. She would interrupt him again and again as if she knew what he was going to say to her or ask her. He started to feel angry but instead of expressing his anger he chose to release himself from negative emotions and feelings. Then he smiled and said to her, “Baby I was going to ask you about something different” and then went asked her in a calm tone of voice. He paused and she smiled back and listened to him with full attention and answered. He shared with me how their relationship continues to grow in many ways.
2. A man who has been to several rehab centers for drug abuse, depression and other emotional issues told me today how using the affirmations “I can do it” and “I am essence” cheers him up. I was seeing the smile on his face and light in his eyes when he told me how easily he can change his attitude and feel better whenever he chooses to drop all the labels and affirm the truth about himself. At time he gets discouraged but he practices simple techniques to turnaround his attitude and feelings.
3. This woman stays young by smiling and laughing a lot. When she heard another person say, “I can do it - no matter how big the task or challenge”, she feels energized and says, “I can do it too - and gets going”.
4. A medical professional shared with me that how practicing just one thing each for body for a few minutes (exercise, deep breathing, or walk, etc.), mind (letting go or quiet time), and speech (positive self-talk or affirmations) is such a positive practice that bring him immediate benefits of feeling good, peace, and joy.
Now it is my turn to share something with all of you. I feel very lucky and grateful to be working with people who are moving forward in their lives and touch many other people at home or at work in positive ways. It brings me great joy to be “following my bliss”. At times, I also get discouraged but I choose to receive more gifts life has to offer. I try, and in most cases I do not try - I just do it and turn discouragement into an opportunity to move forward and upward.
If I and above mentioned people can do it, so can you.